BrahMos - A bright illustration of India-Russia cooperation - Nikolay Patrushev, Russian Security AdvisorBrahMos Aerospace (February 02, 2010) Print This News
On 2nd February, 2010 H.E. Mr., Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation along with a high level delegation accompanied by H.E. Mr. Alexander Kadakin Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India visite the BrahMos complex at New Delhi.
Dr. A.S. Pillai CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace presented the progress made by the JV in the last 10 years and the possible areas for future collaborations. He highlighted the enormous efforts from the Indian and Russian scientific communities to realise the best system in the world. He thanked the Russian government for the trust bestowed on the Joint Venture. Mr. Patrushev lauded that BrahMos is a remarkable achievement in a short time and is the best way in which India and Russia can cooperate in high-technologically advanced defence & aerospace products.
Mr. Patrushev said that “the JV BrahMos is a bright illustration of successful work of Russian & Indian scientists and designers. It is based on highest trust and respect. I wish great successes in future ventures in further strengthening of Russia-India friendship.”
Mr. Kadakin said that the BrahMos project is a dream made true by the joint efforts of the Russian and Indian scientists and congratulated the pioneers of BrahMos with its magnificent work. Bringing together the best of the brains of the two countries not only brings down the cost but makes the system developed highly advanced and reliable overtaking other countries. BrahMos is on the helm of the world of cruise missiles and is a great tribute to the power of scientific communities of our two nations.
Dr. Pillai said that the high level visit is highly encouraging for the JV to show more results. He said that BrahMos is already inducted in the Indian Navy in number of Ships and also in the Indian Army. He also mentioned that the first ship being built in Kaliningrad has been installed with Vertical launcher and FCS delivered by BrahMos with ITF launch being planned this year itself as per schedule in Baltic sea. We have now 4 versions- Sea to Sea, Sea to Land, Land to Sea and Land to Land already fully developed and operational. The work on the underwater launch and air version development is under progress, he added.